Rising stars at Furman

Musicians Emilio Alverson and Madison Allen, who will join Furman’s freshman class in the fall, have successfully auditioned for the International Picolo Spoleto Rising Stars competition. Allen plans to double major in Music Performance and Psychology, while Alverson will major in Violin Performance and Business.  Both are graduates of Spartanburg High School and the South […]

Two Riley Institute programs expand

Thanks to a $100,000 grant from Duke Energy, two leadership programs of the Riley Institute at Furman will soon be expanded. The grant was prompted by the tragic church shootings in Charleston, which led to discussions across the state with stakeholders by Duke’s leaders about how the company could best make an impact. The grant […]


A Way Forward for South Carolina

On the evening of June 17, 2015, a hate crime took place at a Wednesday prayer meeting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. The horrid nature of the crime, the cold-blooded assassination of innocent people solely because they were black—all under the ideology of white supremacy—shocked the nation. In an op-ed for the Post […]


Discussing the Confederate flag issue

Furman political science professor Danielle Vinson was quoted in a July 7 New York Times article about the legislative battle to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina State House. “This is not going to be a pleasant vote for a lot of people,” Vinson said. “They’re catching heck from their […]

Helping with the cost of textbooks

How have Furman chemistry professors Brian Goess and Greg Springsteen eliminated the need for their students to purchase any textbooks for a series of three organic chemistry courses? It’s easy. They not only lend students books and post lectures online, but they also collaborate with students to create a free textbook through an online wiki […]


Building a better Greenville

Greenville, Furman’s home, is a remarkable place, an increasingly beautiful “destination” city. Nevertheless, like much of South Carolina, there are two Greenvilles. One is relatively prosperous and well-educated, able to take advantage of the beauty and resources of the city and state; the other relatively poor, out of the social and economic mainstream of the […]


A journey that includes Furman

Dr. Angela L. Walker Franklin, a 1981 Furman graduate who serves as president and CEO of Des Moines University, has written a book, An Unconventional Journey… An Unlikely Choice. In the book, Franklin provides leadership lessons and shares her journey on the way to becoming president and CEO of Des Moines, a medical and health […]

Women in Business: Tracy James

Tracy James is a partner in the law firm of Hamilton, Stephens, Steele & Martin in Charlotte, N.C., where she specializes in construction law with an emphasis on representing minority- and women-owned construction and design companies. The 2002 Furman graduate also likes to fish in the Florida Keys, and just bought a 25-foot boat christened […]


Celebrating 25 years of Kaleidoscope

By day, Bruce Cable is a Greenville County Schools challenge teacher, serving three elementary schools. By night, he teaches yoga at the Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on State Park Road. And during the summer, Cable leads Furman’s Kaleidoscope program, the summer educational day camp he founded for elementary school children. Kaleidoscope, which provides classroom education […]


Retire from work, not life

When you retire from work, do you also have to retire from life? Not at all. Many senior adults in Greenville County choose to remain active and contribute to their community by volunteering, finding a second career, taking classes, traveling, spending time with their families, and much more. And some have made a larger commitment […]